Violinist Gil Shaham to perform Bach recital Oct. 4 Reception and Artist Talk Sept. 27

Photo credit: Christian Steiner

September 14, 2012

Widely recognized as "the outstanding American violinist of his generation" (Time magazine), Gil Shaham performs a solo recital at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. Shaham will perform solo Bach's Partita No. 3 in E; Sonata No. 3 in C; and Partita No. 2 in D minor.

Shaham's 2012-2013 season includes diverse and challenging concertos with orchestras around the world. He also remains equally commanding in recital.

Last season, after 30 years of studying the sonatas and partitas privately, he brought his solo Bach interpretations out into the open to share with American audiences. His thoughtfulness and originality in these works reflect his willingness to take interpretative risks, while his innate musicianship and warmth-what Musical America calls his "special kind of humanism"-ensure that his performances bring out the partitas' dancing rhythms along with their harmonic depth, achieving what the San Francisco Classical Voice dubbed "a combination of fast-with-soul."

Shaham has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have appeared on record charts in the United States and abroad, winning him multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapasond'Or, and Gramophone Editor's Choice. Among his many honors, Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990 and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Award. Read his bio here.

The Oct. 4 concert is part of the 2012-2013 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. Single concert tickets are $60 and Candler Concert subscription packages are also available. Event and ticket details at arts.emory.edu/shaham.

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